Guardiola warns vengeful Ribery

The Spaniard has told the experienced attacker that he cannot afford to lose his temper again in the future as it could cost Bayern dearly

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has warned Franck Ribery to control his temper after the winger’s vengeful reaction toward Eintracht Braunschweig defender Benjamin Kessel in Wednesday’s 2-0 DFB Pokal win.

The former France international kicked out at Kessel after a strong challenge from the Eintracht man and was fortunate to escape a red card for his action.

Guardiola was not impressed with Ribery’s behaviour, and has told the winger a repeat will not be tolerated.

“It is incredibly dangerous when you end up playing with 10 against 11 in the Champions League. This will not happen again…,” Guardiola was quoted as saying by Sport Bild when questioned about Ribery’s action.

“A game like Wednesday’s one is like a final. We have to control ourselves.”

The Frenchman himself, meanwhile, feels his reaction did not cross the line.

“He tackled me with two legs forward. This could have been dangerous for me,” Ribery explained.

“Everything is alright, though. This is all part of the game. My intention wasn’t bad when I tackled him.”

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